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Cornelius SKEHAN

Regimental number2781
Place of birthJamestown, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationEngine driver
AddressGlenelg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Skehan, Hastings Street, Glenelg, South Australia
Enlistment date16 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2781B
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Cornelius and Mary SKEHAN
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 April 1940
Age at death56
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia

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